About Black Bear Pad RV
This site is for class A B and C motor homes and travel trailers not over 25 feet. No tents facilities. Full hookups and plenty of parking. Our neighborhood is a residential area very close to the Great Smokies Mountain National Park and town. As the crow flies or the bears amble we are very close to the park borders. Some seasons if the food supply for bears is scarce in the park they will amble through the neighborhood. Just leave them be, they are fun to watch from a distance. We do have a large dog that keeps them in the trees.
- Listing type: Private
- No. of sites: 1
- Accessibility: Park at listing
- Campsite area: Bring your own Cars, Vans, Trailers, RV & Motorhomes
- Check in after: 2PM
- Check out before: 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- On arrival: Go straight to camp
- Minimum nights: None
- Accepts bookings: 3 months out
- Response time: Within 6 hours
- Response rate: 80%
The vibe at Black Bear Pad RV
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We had a really great time at Black Bear Pad RV! Ginger was a really great host who made sure the site was super clean and ready by the time we got there. The site itself was plenty big for our vintage truck camper and we believe it would be large enough for almost any camper. It was level as well and we really appreciated that the hookups were new and easy to get to.
The view from the site is the best part of the site. It's almost like you're at one of the overlooks in Smoky Mountain National Park which is nearby. The only difference is that you don't have to leave - you can cook your meals there, drink your coffee and sit around the campfire while the sun goes down. Side note: Ginger has plenty of firewood on site for you to use!
Sleep came easy to us as the site was quiet and the road nearby was infrequently traveled.
Though there are neighbors they were quiet as well.
We had a blast at this site (so did our dog!) and would recommend it to anyone who is looking for a safe, clean, quiet place to park their RV within close proximity to Bryson City and Great Smoky Mountain National Park.
What an incredible place to stay. First, the location is perfect, just up the hill from Bryson City, the Deep River, and Great Smoky Mountain National Park. You'll have an incredible view of the mountains below. The property is perfect: a clean, flat gravel parking area with fire pit and full hookups for any RV - I was impressed by 50amp, 30amp and 20amp electric connections, good, clean water with great water pressure, and a standard waste hookup, just like the best RV parks. My Class A motorhome fit perfectly.
Most important though was the hospitality shown to me by Ginger and her family. They truly made me feel right at home, making sure I had everything I needed for a wonderful stay. I was there for the Great Eclipse and spent it with everyone at the Black Bear Pad rather than head anywhere else because everyone was so welcoming and friendly. We had a truly unforgettable time.
I can't recommend Black Bear Pad enough. It's comfortable, beautiful, and well set up, with a friendly host that provides terrific hospitality. Definitely first-rate.
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! I still can't stop thinking about what a great, great time my wife and I had at Gingers "Black Bear RV Pad" last week! I've got so many things to say that I had to make a list...
1) THE VIEW!!!! You park your RV and are greeted with the most breathtaking view of the south side of the Great Smoky Mountains!
I couldn't stop taking pictures. The sunlight and clouds and time of day make those powerful hills look different at any given moment. The view from the site alone is worth the price of admission!
2) Full RV hookup - water, sewer and any electrical you need just like the best resorts!
3) You are parking your camper right in Gingers backyard - her house and property are gorgeous and Black Bear Pad, as she calls it, is clean, flat and huge. It was enough space for our 24 foot travel trailer and F150 - no problem. Gingers has the whole place beautifully landscaped and manicured. It's really outstanding.
4) You are 3 minutes from downtown Bryson City which is the coolest little mountain town I've ever been to, with nice shops and great places to eat and 2 fine brewpubs! They do have a full size grocery store in town for anything you may need and the Great Smoky Mtns Railroad runs right through downtown. Bryson City really has a great mountain feel to it.
5) You are very close to the main entrance to GSMNP and Cherokee NC, but even closer (5 minute drive) to the Deep Creek Entrance to the park. There are easy and moderate trails to hike and bike here and three (3!) waterfalls. You can rent a tube to float down the creek ($5 all day) and swim here too (it's real cold water!) We saw a black bear on our morning walk at Deep Creek!
6) You are just 20 minutes to " the gorge" and Nantahala Outdoor Center - one of the premier outfitters in the US and some serious white water rafting. We chickened out on this - but next time?......maybe???
7) An hour away from the town of Asheville NC - a hot bed of craft breweries, great food and shopping.
8) By far, the best thing of all was the way we were treated by Ginger and her cousins Kathy and Jim. They made sure we had everything we needed and more. I feel like I have been given a seminar in true southern hospitality. I really can't wait to go back next year. I am hooked on the great outdoor beauty of the area, the mountain vibe and the southern charm of the wonderful friends we made! Thank You so much again Ginger, Jim and Kathy!
We hope all is well with you guys....
Jeff and Debbie